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not be a regular joe, but barack obama is a man who is in touch with ordinary americans according to his wife. michelle obama made an impassioned speech backing her husband for a second term as u.s. president. he's up against mitt romney in november. there at the democratic convention in north carolina. >> she is the most popular obama. in obama she is offering a character nd.erence for her husba an kemiyah seen firsthand that the president does not change to you are. it reveals who you are. barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. the [cheers and applause] he wants everyone in this country to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> she recalled their hard-up but happy early years. he has known hard times just like you. >> i can honestly say that when it comes to his character and his conviction and his heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. for barack, success is not about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [cheers and app
's identity. >> president obama turns up the volume the democratic party convention as he asks americans to give him four more years. >> in you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november. >> free but for how long? the christian girl at the center of blasphemy allegations gets bail as criticism of the case mounts. >> in the french alps, police are investigating a brutal attack on a british iraqi family on their summer holiday. two young sisters survived the killings of their parents and an older woman, as well as a french psych he willist, whose body was found near the scene of the attack. the youngest child, a 4-year-old, was found hiding between the skirts of her dead mother in the back seat of the family car. french prosecutors say a reported feud between two brothers is one focus of their investigation, but they've warned against drawing any premature conclusions. >> the french newspapers today are asking the question everyone wants an answer to -- why was this british family shot in this quiet part
. the democratic party convention. bill clinton supporting barack obama for a second term in the white house. it is midday here in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington, and 1:00 in the afternoon in frankfurt, germany, where all eyes are on the meeting of the european central bank. the market will want to know if mario draghi is as good as his word. the oecd just described the crisis as the greatest risk to the global economy. spain has convinced germany for rapid action. i am joined now by our correspondent in berlin and madrid. steve, if i could come to you first. what are they discussing at the ecb? >> basically, whether to buy up spanish debt. if the price of borrowing gets too high. mr. mario draghi indicated he would do whatever it takes, how much he would be prepared to spend of the ecb's money, and germany is uneasy. willet it be a vague promise to buy debt or something more than that? >> how important is this meeting for spain? further down the line, italy possibly. >> the spanish government argues that the crux of their problem at the moment are high borrowing costs. they canno
. gmt."llo, welcome t the situation is described as desperate in damascus. president obama, spurned on to comments by president obama. >> my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have got to work for everyone, not just for some. >> london, washington, 7:00 in the evening in beijing, where the chinese leader in waiting should rein in behavior. tensions have been running high for days. major protests in cities across china. the next communist party chief and president of the country is making his first appearance with a foreign dignitary since he dropped from public view, fueling speculation on his health or a power struggle. >> from rome, to new york, chinese communities around the globe have been aroused by the same nationalistic passion that has brought thousands onto the streets of china. a chorus of condemnation provoked by a tiny set of uninhabited islands. this is the problem facing chinese rulers. how to manage the anger poring over without provoking a backlash against the authorities. behind closed doors, the ruling communist party is finalizing its first chang
that -- fear that china has taken away their manufacturing jobs forever. mr. obama accused mitt romney of sending jobs to china. >> he made money investing in companies that of routed from here and went to china. pioneers. now, you cannot stand up to china. when all you have got i sending them our jobs. >> mitt romney was on the china offensive as well, on television. but for mr. romney, it was a surprise and distraction from china policy. a videotape showing him at a private fund-raising function has been made public. speaking to wealthy republican donors, he said 47% of americans would vote for mr. obama, and that these voters believe they are victims. they believe they are entitled to health care, to food, the housing, if you name it. he said that his job was not to worry about those people at a late night news conference, he sought to explain his comments. >> it was not elegantly stated, and i am sure i could do it more affectively than i did. >> to hear a candidate for the presidency talk about american voters in such disparaging terms is unusual. mr. romney might well have left h
. -- for the prophet. >> the d uprisings were in karachi. president obama hoped to prevent all this with an ad broadcast on pakastani tv. he condemned the video and emphasize america's commitment to religious tolerance. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate their religious beliefs of others. >> but on the streets of this, but, this was the -- on the streets of islamabad, this was the response. 'american dogs," they chanted. and they tried to push forward again security forces. the trouble broke out within the last few minutes. police have opened fire toward protesters to of managed to come through the barricade be buying for the second day running, they have gathered in this area, attempting to reach the u.s. embassy just up the road. >> a battle raged. for many, the attack on their prophet is intolerable. they are willing to risk life and limb to make their point. the interior minister defended the government's decision to make it a public holiday, saying it reduced the numbers on the streets. >> imagine if school were open, jobs were open. who could have handled it? at least the police only
. obvisly, given the death of the american ambassador and the u.s., the obama response to that, give us a sense of the mood, the tension in the country -- in the country today. >> i can tell you that the indians have taken to the streets, albeit in small numbers -- libyans have taken to the streets, albeit in small numbers, soon after the announcement of the death of the ambassador to libya. a lot of people here are very angry. they are also worried about the implication this will have diplomatically, and and a wider context, worried about foreign countries thinking twice about setting up shop here in the future. a lot of people angry, mainly, by what happened. they don't want to be seen in that light. they said that the transition period is difficult enough as it is, and there are a lot of challenges ahead. they are looking to build stronger ties with the west, which they see that they very much need at this time. >> we have word of drones over head and that there are more warships heading to the coast at the time. is there were of more retaliatory measures to come from the americans?
of all others. >> but president obama's words have had no effect. there's been another protest today near in the u.s. embassy in the capitol. people here in this conservative religious society were already hostile to the united states. now the offensive american video has caused a surge of anger and the pakistan government has given them a national holiday to take the street. >> protest against that anti-islamic film continue in other parts of the world, including the malaysian capital. police say more than 2,000 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy. google has blocked access to clips of the u.s. produced film in malaysia. one muslim makes up 60% of the population. protests were also seen in thailand where once again, the u.s. embassy in bangkok was the focus of protest. nearly 1,000 people gathered there peacefully demonstrating about that film. in the middle east, the city of basra in southern iraq has seen large scale protest. thousands took to the street to demonstrate and burn the u.s. and israeli flag. this has been a largely peaceful gathering. violence has been targeted o
goes republic and reveals one key question president obama asked. >> we asked him who was the one, and he wanted to know who it was and we wouldn't tell him. >> why not? >> it's not that hard, so it's not about who that one person was, it was about the team. >> and here in the u.k., the bomb disposal unit is called into the home of the british iraqi engineer who was killed along with family members in for instance. it's midday here in london, 7:00 in washington and half past 3:00 in the afternoon in kabul where the yudes has handed over former control of back ram prison to the afghanistan gan government. there are more than 3,000 inmates in the prison, many who are taliban fighters and terrorist suspects. they hailed the transfer as a victory for afghan sovereignty. >> president karzai has long-demanded that afghanistan take control of the prison. it would have a significant bearing on long-term afghan-u.s. relations. it was handed over at this ceremony. afghan officials calling it a proud day and a victory. the americans maintaining that bagram had played its part in securing the
coming into us here, which is a statement from president obama in which he acknowledges the death of the american ambassador christopher stevens. just from the top of that statement, he says i strongly condemn the outrageous attack of christopher stevens from benghazi. that's it for the moment. plenty to come on "bbc world news." >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. and major corporations. what can we do for you?
by president obama himself. they do describe them as surgical tools and incest the result in minimal civilian casualties. y resultinsist the re in minimal civilian casualties'. it is impossible to carry out first hand investigations because of the presence of the army and militants. this report is a result of data gathered by independent groups. they believe that 170 our children, and that when it and e there are civilian casualties, the u.s. administration has not taken responsibility. the authors are also carrying the the legal basis of these strikes particularly when those targeted are not connected to the 9/11 attacks of the united states. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt, relief for the british government as a court clears the way for the extradition of terrorist suspects. here in britain, police are appealing to in school teacher who has believed to run away to france with one of its pupils to do the right thing and make contact with them and th. concerns were raised before the disappearance. this report contains some flash photography. >> for a fifth day, the 15-year- old r
this was a preplanned assault under the cover of protests. president obama and his administration have gone out of their way to distance themselves from and to denounce the video. but in the election season, he's also under pressure to take a firm stand on the attacks. >> no acts of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the lights of the values we proudly present to the rest of the world. no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> and the americans are taking no chances as they further fortify their embassy in cairo and the u.s. and other western mission around the world step up their security. nick childs, bbc news. >> and we hope to bring you more on that story when we get developments. now let's take a look at some of the other stories in brief making headlines around the world today. striking miners in south africa have rejected a offer, a 20% pay rise. it was made by the company in an effort to end the five-week strike. the strike say the offer is well below the amount they're demanding. the shooting dead of 34 miners by police last month at the mines sp
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